Thursday, February 14, 2008

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

“Hey First Sergeant,” I said with some enthusiasm when he walked into the room. “How are you?”

“Good, sir. How are you?” He replied.

“Fantastic.” I lied, and then confessed with some sarcasm and truth, “It’s Valentine’s Day and I have no one to kiss.” I thought of my wife.

“You haven’t asked me yet!” He quipped, and we both laughed.

Poor guy—he started a new family when he married a nice divorced woman. They were only married one month when he had to leave to come here. Suffice it to say, he has told me he’s ready to retire.

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